cW Recipes: Pumpkin Butter Parfait
pumpkin butter parfait
These comfort foods have a healthy twist to help you celebrate the changing season. Try this one for breakfast, a snack or dessert!

Created by Amber Sullivan | Serves 2-3

Recipe ingredients


Pumpkin Butter:

  • 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar or date sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Toasted nuts:

  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup pecans, crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Parfait base:

  • 5 – 7 ounces yogurt (kefir, greek, plain or vanilla yogurt)
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Optional slices of pear, apple, figs or dates


  1. While oven is preheating to 350 degrees F, add all of the pumpkin butter ingredients to a saucepan, and set on stovetop over medium heat
  2. Stir constantly until sugar has completely melted and mixture has slightly thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes
  3. Take off heat and set aside to cool
  4. In a small bowl, toss nuts with melted coconut oil and cinnamon until coated
  5. Layer a small sheet pan with parchment paper or foil; toast nuts in oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until toasty
  6. Remove and let cool

build the parfait

  1. Spoon yogurt into a bowl; swirl in a few spoonfuls of the pumpkin butter 
  2. Top with slices of fruit and add a handful of the toasted nuts
  3. Finish with a drizzle of honey, if desired

about the chef

Chef Amber Sullivan moved to Los Angeles six years ago and discovered her love for farmers’ market-driven California cuisine. She loves cooking for others, focusing on unique, seasonal ingredients for innovative, healthy, and flavorful dishes. Beyond the restaurant industry, Amber has worked as a private chef, developed menus and recipes as a consultant, taught cooking classes, catered events and promoted food pop-ups out of her home in Silverlake. Visit her on Instagram, @eatbyhand.


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